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'Sick-out' closes two high schools

An empty parking lot symbolizes more than a school closure. Late Thursday evening, Standley Lake and Conifer high schools canceled classes for Friday, Sept. 19, following a … more

The final bow

After 23 years of owning and putting on shows at the Festival Playhouse, Charley and Donna Ault are closing the curtains and heading off to the next stage. “This is something we started thinking … more

Editorial: Acts of heroism, kindness supply hope amid grief

For many years, we watched from our office windows as the students at STEM High School Highlands Ranch left school for the day or headed over to the Starbucks across the street. The school is in the … more

Proposition DD passes by a narrow margin

The statewide ballot question that asks voters to legalize sports betting and allow the state to tax it to send millions of dollars to help manage Colorado’s water supply was narrowly succeeding by roughly a percentage point at about 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 6, the day after Election Day. more

Schooley and Miller take Jeffco school board races

Election results in at 10:09  a.m. Nov. 8 showed Jefferson County Board of Education candidate Stephanie Schooley was victorious over Rob Applegate, and Susan Miller over Joan Chávez-Lee … more

Safety and scrutiny: Controversial program aims to reduce young children’s risk of drowning

With drowning as a leading cause of death among young children, parents each year seek out the best swim safety classes for their children. One program in the Denver metro area is so popular among … more

A look at Arvada during COVID-19

The streets and shopping centers of Arvada have been all but empty since stay-at-home orders went into effect statewide. Residents' favorite destinations, like Olde Town and Five Parks, look more or … more

Mobile shower and laundry service helps Jeffco homeless

There are so many things that most people take for granted which are rarities for the homeless population. Access to shower or clean clothes is high among them. However, organizations are looking at … more

Results in for Arvada districts 2, 4, at-large seat

The 2019 Arvada election ballots have all been turned in, with the Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder reporting none of Arvada's races are in danger of falling within mandatory recount … more

Artistry up close

Dancer Killian von Holdt of the Hannah Kahn Dance Company performs a dance about water during Inside the Orchestra. The event, run by a local nonprofit of the same name, came to Lamar Street Center … more

Arvada’s Don Allard remembered

Everybody who knew Don Allard, from colleagues to family members, could agree: the former public servant was never short on things to say about Arvada. “All you had to do is ask him `what’s going … more

Arvada West boys soccer last 5A Jeffco team standing

ARVADA — Arvada West’s boys soccer team is back in familiar territory. A 3-1 victory over Gateway on a bitterly cold late Friday afternoon at the North Area Athletic Complex in Arvada sent the … more

RTD board to discuss possible service cutbacks

Mandatory overtime for light rail operators and bus drivers is taking a toll on the employees, as well as the Regional Transportation District (RTD) system as a whole — and service cutbacks could … more

School of Mines gets lucky number 7

GOLDEN, Colo. - Colorado School of Mines' defense thoroughly dominated as it shut out Fort Lewis, 42-0, for the Orediggers' homecoming game at Marv Kay Stadium. Mines (7-0, 7-0 RMAC) produced … more

Local director hopes Spy film will make Christian films focus on state

Filmmaker Nate Blair has two goals. One is to make well-produced family friendly feature films in every genre, from westerns to horror — if that’s possible. “I’ve got some ideas for a horror. … more

State basketball tournaments canceled shortly after girls semifinals

In the Class 5A girls basketball state semifinals on March 12, Grandview defeated Valor Christian and Cherry Creek downed Highlands Ranch at the Denver Coliseum. But there will be no champion … more

Coronavirus test results come back negative at St. Anthony Hospital

Lakewood's St. Anthony Hospital confirmed results of a coronavirus test from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention came back negative after a patient came to the hospital on Jan. 24. The … more

Grizzly bears relocated from Argentina to Colorado

Ten grizzly bears from a zoo in Argentina are adjusting to their new home at Colorado’s Wild Animal Sanctuary. The bruins were flown from Argentina to Dallas then driven to Keenesburg, north … more

For dad and daughter, a game that two can coach

Caley Mitchell stands next to third base, a white baseball cap shading her eyes, a single braid running down her back. Intensity radiates from her small frame as she leans her hands on her knees and looks toward the batter at home plate. more

DFF encourages wide-eyed viewing

With all the streaming services out there, and all the devices capable of becoming a movie screen, film festivals provide a fading resource — an opportunity to see independent and streaming movies … more
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